Text by Lerato Dumse
Photos by Zanele Muholi
A suspect is due to appear in the Tsakane Magistrate Court today (October 14), in connection with the fatal stabbing of Phumzile Nkosi (27) on October 2, 2014.
For Miriam Nkosi (54) the funeral of her youngest child meant she had buried four children, three of them killed in violent crimes.
Miriam says she was fetched from her house around 7pm and told that Phumzile had been stabbed in Extension 19, Tsakane, not far from her section in the same township.
When /Inkanyiso visited the family, before documenting the funeral, Miriam only had second hand information, on what happened to her daughter that fateful lateThursday afternoon.
She explained that Phumzile had left home earlier that day and said she was going to visit a friend.
Miriam says she arrived in Ext 19 to find her daughter lying on the street, facing up and dead, while people surrounded her from a distance.
She says it was when she turned her over that she saw the stab wound, while hearing a policeman demand the cloth, used to clean Phumzile’s blood in the house she was allegedly stabbed from, before being moved her to the street.
She added that she wants justice for Phumzile’s death.
Rest in peace… Phumzile Nkosi…
We will always remember you!!!